The lawyer for a former soldier charged with taking hostages at Winn Army Community Hospital says his client doesn’t remember the incident, the Associated Press reports.
Attorney Karl Zipperer told a judge Thursday that Robert Anthony Quinones, 31, suffers from severe post-traumatic stress and doesn’t recall the 2010 standoff in which he allegedly held hostages at gunpoint in the Fort Stewart hospital.
Prosecutors say Quinones, who was discharged from the Army in 2007, entered Winn Hospital in September of 2010 armed with an assault rifle. He allegedly took staff members hostage and demanded psychological treatment.
A military investigator managed to talk Quinones into surrendering, the AP reports. Quinones allegedly told investigators later that he had also planned to assassinate President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, according to MSNBC.
Got something to say about this story? Tell us in the comments.